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Life Jacket grace period is over

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Created by AUS007 3 months ago, 1 Dec 2018
AUS007
SA, 24 posts
1 Dec 2018 4:56PM
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South Australian lifejacket laws have changed to help keep our community safe when enjoying our states' waterways.

New regulations came into effect from the 1st December 2017 and an awareness and education phase was undertaken by DPTI Marine Safety Officers for 12 months to enable boaters to become familiar and to replace existing lifejackets where necessary.

Check the following link to see when and what type of lifejacket you now need to wear.
dpti.sa.gov.au/ondeck/news?a=389610

The Brochure
www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/371066/Which-Lifejacket-do-I-need.pdf

jn1
SA, 1720 posts
1 Dec 2018 7:35PM
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End of the day, as long as some Bureaucrat can tick a box that the Government's (perceived) insurance risk is as low as it can be, that's ok right ?

Anyway. thanks for this Education. First I have heard of it.

SHEETIN
SA, 284 posts
1 Dec 2018 7:42PM
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Life Jacket.. yeah got them for the boat.

Windsurfing NFW!

gmitton
SA, 1238 posts
1 Dec 2018 8:41PM
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Not safer for getting under the waves or looping...

Sambo #
SA, 137 posts
1 Dec 2018 10:18PM
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jn1 said..
End of the day, as long as some Bureaucrat can tick a box that the Government's (perceived) insurance risk is as low as it can be, that's ok right ?

Anyway. thanks for this Education. First I have heard of it.



lol ... and who is this dude anyway?

FishMints
SA, 66 posts
2 Dec 2018 12:28AM
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it's a bit of a joke really - how are they going to enforce it? Coast guard and water police can barely check enough boaties as it is. They're not going to bother with inshore water activities.


surfing regulations - not consistent with others...





jn1
SA, 1720 posts
2 Dec 2018 10:00AM
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Imagine the world wide publicity stink that would cause if surfers were required to wear PFDs at breaks ?. I suspect some politicians surf, which is why they are exempt. 50 windsurfers in Adelaide ?, who cares about them.

russh
SA, 2912 posts
2 Dec 2018 10:01AM
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So if I go for a surf out the front I need a PFD (no matter what I'm riding) - seriously what sort of a ****ing idiot had any input and agreed to this - what a joke
They make it hard to contact but they have an Arsebook Page that you can leave some well constructed comments - but then I am sure they would probably use that to Target you or where you sail.

****ing idiots

Slack1
8 posts
3 Dec 2018 6:33AM
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i won't be long before we have to wear a PDF to go toilet in case we get sucked down the pan. They have no idea and surely did not consult with the user's of ocean before producing this crap.

Sambo #
SA, 137 posts
3 Dec 2018 4:31PM
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what defines protected, semi and unprotected waters?

russh
SA, 2912 posts
3 Dec 2018 5:57PM
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Sambo # said..
what defines protected, semi and unprotected waters?



www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/7220/Chapter-4-Safety-equipment-SA_boating_handbook_Sept_2018_WEB-2.pdf

Page 42

Sambo #
SA, 137 posts
3 Dec 2018 9:57PM
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ta. should be riveting reading

kato
VIC, 2410 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:34PM
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So Lake George requires a buoyancy vest and one when you're surfing out the front. After leading the state with renewable energy, ya pollies make this decision
Sorry , fine away if I happen to stop

FishMints
SA, 66 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:13PM
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The law in relation to SAILBOARDERS having to wear at least a Type 3 or 2 PFD up to 400 metres from shore in Semi-Protected waters hasn't actually changed ...we've always had to wear one! Well for at least the last 10 years anyway. Someone might know exactly when it was legislated ...80s/90s?

Gorgo
VIC, 4111 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:44PM
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If you're approached by the water police, just jump in the water and say you're swimming. Swimmers don't need any safety devices.

FishMints
SA, 66 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:51PM
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kato said..
So Lake George requires a buoyancy vest and one when you're surfing out the front. After leading the state with renewable energy, ya pollies make this decision
Sorry , fine away if I happen to stop


no - not for surfing out the front, BUT if you were to try and surf IN Lake George ...yes, by law - you would need to wear a PFD.

kato
VIC, 2410 posts
4 Dec 2018 7:46AM
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Windsurfing in LG would as we are beyond 400m from shore. But I value my safety/ life so no life jacket for me

asdmuzak
SA, 193 posts
4 Dec 2018 9:07AM
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I heard they won't fine you directly.

The Ranger will wait til you open up your car and the fine will be issued to the owner of the vehicle.


Can anyone confirm this??

choco
SA, 3402 posts
5 Dec 2018 6:18PM
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kato said..
Windsurfing in LG would as we are beyond 400m from shore. But I value my safety/ life so no life jacket for me


How do we explain about the 10kg of lead in our jacket

kato
VIC, 2410 posts
5 Dec 2018 8:17PM
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It still is as long as it floats

jn1
SA, 1720 posts
5 Dec 2018 8:26PM
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Does the lead weight stick out of the 15cm of water after you face plant ?



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